Katupilagolla Ambalama – කටුපිලගොල්ල අම්බලම

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The Katupilagolla ambalama lies in Ridigama in Kurunegala between Rambadagalla Viharaya and Ridi Viharaya. The building lies on a 3 way junction on the turn off to the Raddagoda and Delhena estates at Delwita.

The structure is quite spacious covering about 22 feet x 22 feet area built on sixteen granite pillars. Two dates can seen carved on the granite structure. One is 1865 and the other is a inscription with the date 1442 BE  which is 1899 AD  thus this Ambalama would have been built in 1865 and gone through a major rebuilt in 1899.

The roof is tiled with clay calicut tiles (rata ulu) and a clay pinnacle typical to amblama designs can be seen at the top of the roof. The side walls are half height and there is seating space around this wall.

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Driving Directions to Katupilagolla Ambalama

Route from Kurunegala to Katupilagolla Ambalama

Though : Ridigama
distance : 24 km
Travel time : 45 mintutes
Driving directions : see on google map

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